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Pecos Pueblo Revisited : The Biological and Social Context (Paperback)

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Alfred V. Kidder's Excavations at Pecos Pueblo in New Mexico between 1915 and 1929 set a new standard for archaeological fieldwork and interpretation. Among his other innovations. Kidder recognized that skeletal remains were a valuable source of information, and today the Pecos sample is used in comparative studies of both fossil hominins and recent populations.

In the 1990s, while documenting this historic collection in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act before the remains were returned to the Pueblo of Jemez and reinterred at Pecos Pueblo, Michele Morgan and colleagues undertook a painstaking review of the field data to create a vastly improved database. The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard, where the remains had been curated since the 1920s, also invited a team of experts to collaboratively study some of the materials.

In Pecos Pueblo Revisited, these scholars review some of the most significant findings from Pecos Pueblo in the context of current Southwestern archaeological and osteological perspectives and provide new interpretations of the behavior and biology of the inhabitants of the pueblo. The volume presents improved data sets in extensive appendixes that make the primary data available for future analyses and answers many questions about the population of Pecos and other Rio Grande sites.

"Pecos Pueblo Revisited represents a monumental achievement. The Pecos excavations by A. V. Kidder were extremely significant, and the subsequent analysis of the human remains by Earnest A. Hooton set a new standard for studies of population structure and health. More recent studies of the collection have also been of singular importance to the field of biological archaeology. This volume presents basic corrected data from Pecos and updates research on this significant skeletal collection, which is no longer available for study. In its completeness and multidisciplinary development, it is a model case study for reports of repatriated collections."---Jane E. Bulkstra, Arizona State University.


Publisher Peabody Museum of Archaeology &
Mfg Part# 9780873652131
SKU 212574414
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0873652134
Release Date 7/1/2010
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0450
Publisher Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology,
Series Part 85
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